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  1. Kanye West Reportedly Has a Fleet of Raptors for his 4,500 Acre Ranch

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    Kanye's gone West, buying a ranch near Cody, Wyoming. And if you have a ranch, you need pickup trucks. The New York Times reports that Ye bought the best one for traversing the high desert of the area: A fleet of Ford F-150 Raptors. Areas of Wyoming, especially Jackson Hole, are a haven for...
  2. It Takes Two: Ford’s Ranger FX2 Is (Mainly) an On-roader With Off-road Looks

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    In all fairness, the newly announced FX2 Package does boost the off-road cred of the two-wheel drive Ford Ranger, albeit modestly. If memory serves this writer correctly, RWD trucks can be a load of fun in the rough, assuming that backcountry trail isn’t too slick, greasy, or soupy. An obvious...
  3. Flurry of Trademark Applications Points to Ford Ranger Trim Buffet

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    Do you find yourself wishing Ford turned up the heat on the Ranger pickup, perhaps offering customers a choice of powerplants and greater diversity in appearances? You’re likely in luck. According to U.S. trademark applications filed late this month, the Blue Oval has just gotten started with...
  4. Video: Ford Ranger Raptor Tearing Through The Australian Outback

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    If we can’t have a Ranger Raptor, at least we can watch those who can. It’s an open secret that  your author takes every chance he gets  to chastise Ford for currently failing to sell the Ranger Raptor on American soil. A myriad of excuses reasons have been offered by the company, ranging from...
  5. Fuelin’ Around: Ford Facing Legal Fracas Over Efficiency Claims

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    The new Ford Ranger only went on sale in January, but the midsize pickup is already the focus of a class-action lawsuit. The  complaint , filed earlier this week, alleges the Blue Oval “deliberately miscalculated and misrepresented factors used in vehicle certification testing in order to report...
  6. How You Can Get the 350-HP Ford Ranger Raptor that Ford Won’t Sell You

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    Do you want a Ranger Raptor? Ford won’t help you, so head to Hennessey. It’s an open secret that your humble author has no problem  taking Ford to task  about their refusal to bring the Ranger Raptor to North America. No market for the thing? Yeah, right. Tell that to Chevrolet and its Colorado...
  7. Ford Prepares to Throttle Up Ranger Production

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    Early demand and the promise of more eager customers flooding dealers has Ford ratcheting up production of its new  midsize Ranger pickup . Starting in February (probably next week), the company’s Wayne Assembly plant will put the pedal down. Kumar Galhotra, head of Ford’s North American...
  8. Ford Ranger Raptor May Arrive in The US After 2022

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    We're still baffled by Ford's decision not to offer the new Ranger Raptor in the United States. The appetite for tough-looking, off-road capable trucks and SUVs is huge right now and not everyone has $55,000 to drop on a new F-150 Raptor. But there may be hope yet for those off-roading...
  9. 2019 Ford Ranger Review

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    Honestly, I never expected to like the new Ford Ranger. Ever since the company announced this nameplate was returning to North America after a seven model-year hiatus, I viewed the move with narrow-eyed suspicion and an unnecessary dose of face-scrunching incredulity. I thought for certain Ford...
  10. Ford Ranger Fuel Economy Numbers

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    The midsize Ranger will be here soon. Before it appears at dealers, let’s take a peek at its EPA fuel economy ratings. Unearthed by users at  a Ford Ranger forum , a  Monroney  matching the VIN of a 2019 Ranger 4×2 reveals the truck will be rated at 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the ...
  11. New Ford Bronco to Enter Production in 2020, Will Tap Ranger Platform

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    Ford has confirmed the new Bronco will enter production in 2020 at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne. The Metro Detroit factory produced the Bronco nameplate for 30 years, with the iconic SUV first rolling off the production line there in 1966. President of Ford America, Joe Hinrichs...
  12. 2019 Ford Ranger – Details on Pricing, Options

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    We have what appears to be accurate pricing and option details on the Blue Oval’s upcoming mid-sized pickup truck, the Ford Ranger. The truck doesn’t appear on clickable parts of Ford’s build & price website. However, a bit of chicanery with  the URL web address reveals a workable configurator...
  13. Want a Ranger Raptor? With a V6? Not so Fast

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    Sorry Ranger fans. If you were hoping that the upcoming Ranger Raptor would arrive with a big gas powerplant, or six cylinders at all, you might be out of luck. Trever Worthington, VP of product development for Asia Pacific told Car Advice Australia that there's no market for that kind of...
  14. First Sighting of Left Hand Drive 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

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    A left-hand drive Ford Ranger Raptor has been caught testing – marking the first ever sighting of a left-hand drive example of the highly anticipated performance pickup. Ford fans who were hoping the Ranger Raptor would arrive in the US should be elated at this truck’s sighting, as it...
  15. 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Spied Inside and Out

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    Say hello to the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak, a truck that Ford continues to test in the U.S., though it still hasn’t been confirmed for sale in North America. The Ranger Wildtrak is an off-road focused version of the brand’s new midsize truck and is already offered in other parts of the world. In...
  16. Ford to Retool Michigan Assembly in May for Ranger, Bronco

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    Ford Motor Co. will be temporarily laying off roughly 2,000 hourly employees at its Michigan Assembly and Stamping Plants in May so it can begin retooling the site’s facilities for production of the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2020 Ford Bronco. The location will be idled for roughly five months and...
  17. Suddenly, a Ford Bronco Raptor Enters the Realm of Possibility

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    Ford’s 2019 Ranger might be new to the U.S., but the model’s uninterrupted existence in overseas markets means those customers get first dibs on the brawny Raptor variant . This assumes North Americans eventually get their hands on the wide-track, off-road Ranger model, and it’s a reasonable...
  18. Ford Ranger Raptor Could Arrive in US With Gas Engine

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    The global spec Ford Ranger Raptor made its official debut this week, but the diesel-powered pickup won’t be arriving in North America. That doesn’t mean Ford will never bring the Ranger Raptor to its home market, however. Speaking to Drive at the debut event for the truck, Ford Performance...
  19. 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Arrives With 210 HP Diesel, Off-Road Ready Suspension

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    The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor has made its official debut in Thailand, arriving with a 210 hp turbo diesel powertrain and an upgraded suspension system ready to take on the toughest of off-road terrain.  This global spec Ranger Raptor won’t be coming to the United States, but it could give us an...
  20. Dana Confirms it Will Supply Ford With Axles for Bronco and Ranger

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    In a presentation to investors last month, Dana announced it would be supplying axles to Ford for its Bronco and Ranger pairing. According to The Toledo Blade , the Ohio-based company confirmed Ford's newest trucks would arrive with “front and rear axles featuring our latest AdvanTEK gear...
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